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UWM Professors Discuss Why COVID-19 Is Affecting Milwaukee The Way It Is

Emily Files
Tom Luljak chats with UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health's Amanda Simanek, Lorraine Halinka-Malcoe, and Mustafa Huseein.";

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us in Wisconsin. But here in Milwaukee some members of our community have been particularly hard hit. Four Milwaukee ZIP codes show the highest incidence of infection — two are predominantly African American and two are Hispanic.

On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer look at why Milwaukee is facing what Gov. Tony Evers called "a crisis within a crisis." Our guests are three faculty members at UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health: Amanda Simanek and Lorraine Halinka-Malcoe are associate professors of epidemiology, and Mustafa Huseein is an assistant professor of public health policy and administration at the school. They are all closely following the way in which COVID-19 is affecting our community.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.